Halloween might be my least favorite holiday. I didn’t love it as a kid. I just wanted candy and didn’t think I needed to go through all that dressing up drama just to get it. BUT I do love candy corn, and I know that’s a controversial stance to take but I will not be shamed for it (I’m really yelling that at my sisters, LOL). Then the other day when I was looking up dog sweater patterns on Ravelry for my MDK column, I saw the Candy Corn dog sweater. I knew I HAD to knit it.
Jellybean’s favorite toys are this happy candy corn and her two yellow monsters with candy corn horns. This sweater was meant for her.
I like that it has a hole for the harness. Although as I was reading the instructions I thought the back was the front and immediately thought “why does the dog sweater need a sexy keyhole cutout on the front?” HA! Then I realized oh it’s for the harness and this must be the back.
I had the yarn in my stash, Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in White, Orange and Canary. I keep a stash of it in various colors for kids projects and for dog projects too. It’s warm, super soft and I can toss it in the washer and dryer and not worry about it. Even though she’s always cold and wears sweaters regularly, this project was 100% for me. It brings me an insane amount of joy. I got annoyed the other day when someone stated I should use the yarn for Jellybean’s sweaters for something charitable instead of this kind of thing and then I decided that no one is allowed to regulate my joy.
And this…this is a lot of joy in a tiny 5lb package.